Man dies at home day after being struck by car in Romford

PUBLISHED: 17:45 09 November 2015 | UPDATED: 18:10 09 November 2015

Daniel Hancock. Picture: Met Police

Daniel Hancock. Picture: Met Police


A man was found dead at home a day after being struck by a car in Brentwood Road, Romford.

CCTV image of car police wish to trace. Picture: Met PoliceCCTV image of car police wish to trace. Picture: Met Police

Daniel Hancock, 41, was knocked down by the dark-coloured estate at the junction with Park Lane and Albert Road at 7.25pm on October 31.

He was found dead the next day and a post-mortem examination last week gave the cause of death as a head injury. Police are linking his death to the collision.

Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit want to speak to the driver, who can be seen on CCTV footage helping Daniel to his feet before leaving the scene.

Any witnesses are also being asked to come forward.

Detectives believe the vehicle is an estate and possibly had a round yellow taxi sign in the rear window.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Unit at Chadwell Heath Traffic Garage on 020 8597 4874 quoting reference number 5417138/15 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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